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It's time to pay your 2017 SPCA dues! SPCA's membership year is based on a calendar year, so if you haven't paid your dues since January 1, then it's time to renew. Dues are just $25/household and members get discounts on garden tour tickets, yard sale registration, and t-shirts.

SPCA dues are paid on an annual basis. The membership year is from January 1 to December 31.

Mark Your Calendar
for these
SPCA Events:

Community Meeting and Election
Tue, May 9, 7pm
Shepherd Elementary

Spring Planting along Georgia Avenue
Sat May 13
meet outside Ledo Pizza at 8:30am

Garden Tour
Sun, May 21, 2-5pm
tickets online at www.shepherdpark.org or day-of outside Shepherd Elementary

Annual Community Picnic
Sun, June 25, 2-5pm
Lowell School, 1640 Kalmia


Manoukian Brothers Rugs

Manoukian Brothers in Shepherd Park is the last of several Oriental rug businesses in the city owned and operated by five brothers. The first company opened on Washington Circle in 1922 and over the years other companies were formed with differing partnerships at Dupont Circle, Tenleytown, and Adams Morgan. Since 1954, Manoukian Brothers has been the only remaining company. It is presently owned and managed by Paul, the brothers' only son, and his wife, Dona.

Paul, an engineer-retiree of WMATA, has been at the helm since 1994. (He claims to have built Metro with the help of 5,000 others!) His aims are honesty and reliability in the sales and service of Oriental rugs. Manoukian respects a code of ethics advocated by the National Oriental Rug Retailers Association, including the tenet that each rug should be priced. Paul goes farther to strive to fairly price each rug. He finds that many rug businesses obfuscate values by greatly overpricing their rugs. Even after a markdown, their final price seldom makes up for the original misrepresentation.

Although Manoukian has a substantial inventory, your initial pursuit of a rug may not be successful. In such cases, Paul will undertake your quest to network and glean other importer's stocks. A reasonable quality Oriental rug, properly used and cared for, can last a lifetime.

Shepherd Park deserves a quality rug dealer and Manoukian Brothers' competent and friendly staff is eager to prove you've got one.

Manoukian Brothers Rugs
7814 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20012
Phone: 202-882-7847 (882-RUGS)
Email: mborugs@verizon.net


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